Spring garden

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It has been an incredibly slow blog week. We are moving into the Summer holidays with lots to finish up at work before everyone heads of for their vacations, which is wonderful on it’s own, but has taken the focus off my food making and even more so the blog. However, the garden is progressing, albeit very very slowly this year as we are seeing record low temperatures for May and June. This is pushing back the expected harvest by quite a few weeks. This time last year, we were harvesting potatoes and strawberries and seeing a lot more progression in general in the garden. Quite a bit of the crop may not grow to full maturity with the weather we are seeing so far. Continue reading

Bumblebees – Spring in the garden

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The bumblebees have appeared in the garden over the last few days. A delightful and good sign of spring for any gardener. It is nice to see these beautiful little creatures this early and know that when the fruit trees and berry bushes and the rest of the plants start sprouting, we will have the bees there to help with the pollination. A healthy garden needs bees. Pollination is half the job needed, so without bees, the garden would suffer. Continue reading